Research Associate I – Innovation (Automation)

R&D | Santa Ana, CA

Job Function:

We are hiring a Research Associate I - Innovation.  The Research Associate will conduct research under the direction of a senior scientist supervisor with the goal of supporting automation capabilities and innovation to the Research and Development Department. The primary aim of this position is to carry out and implement a variety of high throughput screens and assays.

Job Duties:

  • Support the development and optimization of methods using liquid handling robotics and other equipment
  • Streamline workflows in a cross-functional Research and Development group
  • Perform assorted biological/biochemical assays such as cell counting and antibody quantitation
  • Support the design and execution of experiments and protocols to generate data to meet deadlines
  • Prepare formal reports and presentations for group meetings
  • Actively participate in group/project meetings
  • Ability to be a team player and collaborate with colleagues is critical
  • Update job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities and reading technical publications
  • Work within a multidisciplinary team to develop new capabilities and products
  • Good Documentation Practices & Good Laboratory Practices


  • B.S. in Bioengineering, Biological Science, or equivalent; M.S degree preferred
  • A minimum of 2 years relevant working experience
  • Proficiency with operating and programming liquid handling robotics platforms is required
  • Hands-on experience with mammalian cell culture and aseptic technique is required 
  • General knowledge of statistics
  • General life science lab safety knowledge
  • Ability to use professional concepts, company's policies, and procedures to perform a wide range of assigned work and solve complex problems



Principals only. No recruiters please.

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